Harebrained Schemes now offers Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition
updated version of Shadowrun: Hong Kong that adds improvements and an audio
commentary to the tactical RPG sequel along with a new Shadows of Hong Kong
campaign. This is free if you already own Shadowrun: Hong Kong, and for all
others, it's currently on sale for 50% off the original price, a Deluxe version
is also available with the original soundtrack and the Art of Shadowrun: Hong
Kong PDF book, and there's a Shadowrun Triple Pack
that includes this and
the rest of the series that's also currently on sale. The
has a new
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Today, indie game developer
Harebrained Schemes released Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition as a FREE
upgrade to all existing owners of Shadowrun: Hong Kong. This Extended Edition is
the definitive version of Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third standalone game in the
critically acclaimed Shadowrun RPG series that takes fantasy and mashes it with
cyberpunk for an enthralling gameplay experience.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition adds the all-new, 6+ hour Shadows of
Hong Kong Bonus Campaign to the game - delivering on a funding goal achieved by
fans in Harebrained Schemes’ wildly successful Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter.
The Extended Edition also adds audio commentary to the game and a long list of
improvements since the game’s initial launch - including new visual effects,
updated dialogue, and editor features (for User-Generated
2 blog announces
the addition of a bonus quest to the
2016 Battle Pass
for Dota 2, Valve's MOBA. This is accompanied by a balance update. Here's word:
To celebrate New Bloom this year, a bonus Quest has been added to the
Winter 2016 Battle Pass. Earn up to 7 Crimson Parcels by completing the Path of
the Blossom, and open them to see what gifts await inside. By completing the
final Quest in this path, you will unlock a new exclusive set for Ember Spirit.
The Path of the Blossom is available for a limited time from February 5th to
There have already been 2,500,000 quests completed along the Path of the
Executioner. An alternate style of the Legacy of the Eldwurm Crest set for
Dragon Knight is now available for anyone who completes the Path of the
Also included in this update is a minor balance fix,
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The Steam Lunar New Year Sale
underway. Thousands of games on sale between now and February 12th and a
monkey-themed branching adventure theme. Word is:
It is Lunar New Year
once again, a time to travel home and reunite with the family. You are far away
from your home town of Monkey City, and many obstacles and choices lie on the
path ahead. Are you ready to start your journey home?
Daybreak Games announces that H1Z1
is being split into two separate
games, rather than being a single zombie survival game as originally planned.
What was the core of the original planned game is now an open-world survival
game called H1Z1: Just Survive
, while some of the competitive elements
will now be part of H1Z1: King of the Kill
, a "fight-to-the-death shooter
where every second counts."
has details on the plan, including word that both games are being
offered for one price in early access, and that early access to each will begin
on February 17th. Here's the plan:
Daybreak Game Company LLC today
announced the upcoming separation of the Early Access survival game H1Z1® into
two independent games. H1Z1: King of the Kill™ is a large-scale, high-intensity
multiplayer shooter comprised of a variety of new fight-to-the-death game modes,
including fan-favorite PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale. King of the Kill will come
out of Early Access and launch this summer on consoles and PC. H1Z1, in turn,
will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive™, and will refine its focus on delivering
a persistent, post-apocalyptic, open-world zombie experience where scavenging,
crafting and base-building are the difference between life and death.
On Feb. 17, 2016, both H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill will be
available on PC through Steam Early Access for $19.99 USD each. All players who
currently own or purchase H1Z1 on or before Feb. 16 will be granted both games
upon the separation.
“Since its release last year on Steam Early Access, we’ve had more than 2.5
million downloads of H1Z1 and rank as the number four top selling game on Steam
of 2015 releases,” said Laura Naviaux, Chief Publishing Officer of Daybreak
Games. “We launched H1Z1 as an Early Access title to allow the player community
to help shape our development. Over the course of development, we discovered it
had evolved into two unique gaming experiences, appealing to two distinct
communities. Fostering lasting communities is the bedrock of our organization,
and by allowing these worlds to exist independently and grow in their own
distinguished ways, we can better deliver on a consistent vision and clear
roadmap for each game toward official release and beyond.”
Both Just Survive and King of the Kill will continue to progress in Steam Early
Access under the umbrella of the H1Z1 universe, but will be developed with
independent milestones by dedicated teams within Daybreak Games. King of the
Kill will come out of Early Access and launch simultaneously on PC, the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One this summer. Just
Survive will remain in Early Access through the end of the year.
2K Games announces
the release of XCOM 2
for Windows, OS X, and Linux, the highly
anticipated sequel to the UFO infested strategy reboot. A
with the announcement, which offers all the details:
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2K and Firaxis Games
announced today that XCOM® 2, the sequel to the Game of the Year* award-winning
strategy title, is now available worldwide for Windows-based PC, as well as Mac
and Linux via Feral Interactive. XCOM 2 already has critics raving with IGN
awarding it a 9.3 out of 10 and saying, “XCOM 2 is an amazing game”, along with
PC Gamer writing, “We’ll play this forever,” and awarding it a 94% out of 100%.
Game Informer Magazine also wrote that XCOM 2 is “one of the deepest and most
rewarding strategy games on the market” and awarded it a 9.5 out of 10.
“Firaxis is taking the XCOM franchise to a whole new level with XCOM 2’s epic
story and replayability factor, making it the most thrilling game in the
series,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “XCOM 2 is a worthy successor
to the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and is already receiving outstanding
reviews from critics.”
In XCOM 2, humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a
new world order on Earth. XCOM, formerly a secret paramilitary organization, is
largely forgotten and must strike back from the shadows to reclaim Earth from
the aliens’ rule and free mankind from their evil plans.
“The XCOM 2 team strived to create a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown that gamers
would love and want play over and over again,” said Jake Solomon, creative
director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games. “Adding in features that set it apart from
previous XCOM games was important to us, like a unique new narrative, more
varied and powerful aliens, procedurally-generated levels and modding support.
The team is hugely appreciative and humbled by the positive response so far, and
we hope that strategy and sci-fi fans will enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed
This forum post announces
the promised release of The Political Machine 2016
, the new installment
in this simulation of how the sausage gets made during a U.S. presidential
election. The Windows game is offered
there's a 50% discount for anyone who already owns The Political Machine 2012.
Here are some details from the
Take to the campaign trail today with
Stardock's The Political Machine 2016. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire
unsavory operatives, and do whatever it takes to win the presidency in this
popular political strategy game.
The Political Machine 2016 offers the player a choice to play as one of over a
dozen candidates such as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and
more. The player can also choose to create their own custom candidate, complete
with their own unique avatar, political party, and hometown.
"The game deals with topics like the Keystone XL Pipeline, human trafficking,
and other issues that are current and relevant to this year’s election", said
producer Patrick Shaw. "We’ve added a poll tracking feature so that you can see
how your own political races are matching up to what’s going on in the United
States right now."
The game also features opportunities for the candidates to interview on various
talk shows to raise their ratings in the polls. Torrid affairs, natural
disasters, email scandals, and other random events keep players on their toes
and ready to deal with unexpected problems. By purchasing advertisements that
appeal to the issues of each individual state, and hiring operatives to bring
down your opponent or make you look good, players will find many different
strategies for how to take down their opposition and become the President of the
Ubisoft announces "TrackMania Turbo
starts engines when lights turn green on
March 22," which is another way of saying that is when to expect the new
installment in Nadeo's time-trial racing series for Windows, Xbox One, and
PlayStation 4. A new
illustrates the news with a look at the game. which continues the
franchise's mix the realistic and the impossible. There are more details on the
, and here's the main thrust of the announcement:
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Turbo features an easy to learn, difficult to master arcade racing universe with
time attack gameplay where players set their own limits and challenges. The game
revolves around an exhilarating combination of matchbox car fantasy and massive
scale, focused on the pursuit of the perfect run around the track.
Using the Trackbuilder tool, players can build an infinite number of tracks to
train and challenge their skills. TrackMania Turbo also includes more than 200
head-spinning tracks set in four beautiful environments, each with their own
driving style: Rollercoaster Lagoon, International Stadium, Canyon Grand Drift
and Valley Down & Dirty.
The brand-new Rollercoaster Lagoon is set in a tropical paradise, where drivers
must race through sunny beaches and magnetic rollercoasters. The fan favorite
International Stadium is back, along with the Canyon Grand Drift and Valley Down
& Dirty environments, all reworked with updated graphics, gameplay, dedicated
new car designs and a new artistic direction, creating a visual identity that
immerses gamers in the arcade racing experience more than ever.
A Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
myClub edition is now available
free-to-play "entry level" edition of the association football/soccer
simulation. This offers a gratis subset of the game, and here's the explanation
of what this does and does not include:
Those who haven’t experienced
PES 2016 can now download a free, entry level version of the game, which
boasts an Exhibition Mode complete with the choice of seven teams including
Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil and France. Also included is a full
training section and the hugely popular myClub feature. The free-to-play game
also allows users to experience PES 2016’s online play, offline play and
unlimited access to the myClub mode wherein players can use accrued in-game
currency and micro-transactions to build a title-winning team.
myClub offers an incredible level of depth to PES 2016 and allows players to
build a team of world stars. The myClub option has been massively improved since
its launch, with player level systems and key players exclusive to the mode.
Players can use points acquired through success in matches or with myClub coins
to experience realistic club management to develop a squad. The myClub rosters
and stats are also updated on a weekly basis. More competitions, events and
campaigns are constantly added with players choosing their manager, recruiting
coaches, developing playing styles and building a long-term strategy based on
their specific aims.
This morning I am appreciating the groundhog's prediction a lot more than I did
when he made it. I joked at the time that the weather here has been too mild all
winter to worry about an early spring, and now there are several inches of snow
on the ground mocking me for my arrogance. Mock, you ask? You don't think snow
mocks? I assure you he does... He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him!
Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies
BMX legend Dave Mirra dies, aged just 41